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Jan 10, 2015

Cricket-India survive late collapse to force draw in Sydney

SYDNEY, Jan 10 (Reuters) – India survived a batting collapse in a nervous final session to force a draw in the fourth test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, leaving the hosts 2-0 winners of the series.

The tourists, who were handed a victory target of 349 when Australia declared at 251-6 before the start of play, tumbled from 160-2 at tea to 217-7 midway through the session.

Jan 10, 2015

Stifled India reach lunch 276 from victory target

SYDNEY (Reuters) – India crept to lunch at 73 for one chasing an unlikely 349 for victory as Australia’s bowlers ramped up the pressure on a turning pitch on the fifth day of the fourth and final test on Saturday.

The hosts declared their second innings closed at 251-6 before the start of play, leaving their bowlers the entire final day at the Sydney Cricket Ground to dismiss the tourists and take the series 3-0.

Jan 10, 2015

Cricket-Stifled India reach lunch 276 from victory target

SYDNEY, Jan 10 (Reuters) – India crept to lunch at 73 for one chasing an unlikely 349 for victory as Australia’s bowlers ramped up the pressure on a turning pitch on the fifth day of the fourth and final test on Saturday.

The hosts declared their second innings closed at 251-6 before the start of play, leaving their bowlers the entire final day at the Sydney Cricket Ground to dismiss the tourists and take the series 3-0.

Jan 9, 2015

Kohli, Saha fall but India’s tail frustrates Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s quicks removed Indian batsmen Virat Kohli and Wriddhiman Saha before lunch on the fourth day of the final test on Friday to leave the tourists on 407 for seven, a first innings deficit of 165.

Ravichandran Ashwin, on 33, and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, on three, were at the crease at the break and will resume looking to further eat into Australia’s imposing tally of 572-7 declared.

Jan 9, 2015

Cricket-Kohli, Saha fall but India’s tail frustrates Australia

SYDNEY, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Australia’s quicks removed Indian batsmen Virat Kohli and Wriddhiman Saha before lunch on the fourth day of the final test on Friday to leave the tourists on 407 for seven, a first innings deficit of 165.

Ravichandran Ashwin, on 33, and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, on three, were at the crease at the break and will resume looking to further eat into Australia’s imposing tally of 572-7 declared.

Jan 8, 2015

Cricket – Only way was up for Rahul after nightmare debut

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Indian opener Lokesh Rahul showed the sort of grit that his mentor Rahul Dravid would have been proud of to brush off a miserable introduction to test cricket with a maiden century at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.

The 22-year-old came into the side for the third test against Australia in Melbourne on Boxing Day and scored just four runs from 13 balls in two nervy innings before losing his wicket with a pair of shockingly poor shots.

Jan 8, 2015

Only way was up for India’s Rahul after nightmare debut

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Indian opener Lokesh Rahul showed the sort of grit that his mentor Rahul Dravid would have been proud of to brush off a miserable introduction to test cricket with a maiden century at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.

The 22-year-old came into the side for the third test against Australia in Melbourne on Boxing Day and scored just four runs from 13 balls in two nervy innings before losing his wicket with a pair of shockingly poor shots.

Jan 8, 2015

Cricket-Only way was up for India’s Rahul after nightmare debut

SYDNEY, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Indian opener Lokesh Rahul showed the sort of grit that his mentor Rahul Dravid would have been proud of to brush off a miserable introduction to test cricket with a maiden century at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.

The 22-year-old came into the side for the third test against Australia in Melbourne on Boxing Day and scored just four runs from 13 balls in two nervy innings before losing his wicket with a pair of shockingly poor shots.

Jan 8, 2015

Eye in the sky blindsides Australia’s Smith

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia coach Darren Lehmann said more thought needed to be given to the positioning of the “spidercam” TV camera after his captain Steve Smith spilt a key catch in the fourth test against India on Thursday.

The spidercam is suspended on a network of wires above the field, enabling broadcasters to show a bird’s eye view of the action.

Jan 8, 2015

Cricket-Eye in the sky blindsides Australia’s Smith

SYDNEY, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Australia coach Darren Lehmann said more thought needed to be given to the positioning of the “spidercam” TV camera after his captain Steve Smith spilled a key catch in the fourth test against India on Thursday.

The spidercam is suspended on a network of wires above the field, enabling broadcasters to show a bird’s eye view of the action.

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